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Object Name: Whistle
Date: 1875-1925
Medium: Stoneware
Dimensions: Overall: 3 5/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 9.2 x 3.8 x 3.2 cm )
Description: Molded stoneware figure of a dog wearing a bow tie seated on an oval pedestal; opening in back of head; mottled brown rockingham glaze down to base of plinth.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.9692
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Gallery Label:

This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.

Provenance:

The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman

Exhibitions:

"Petropolis: A Social History of Urban People and their Animal Companions," New-York Historical Society, July 15-November 2, 2003.